Mendocino, CA 

Headlands Inn

10453 Howard Street
Mendocino, CA 95460 US
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Rates: $99 to $269
Total Rooms: 7
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (2 reviews)


Circa 1868. A historic setting by the sea in the village of Mendocino complements this New England Victorian Salt Box. The quaintness of the past combines with amenities of the present. Meet new friends sharing afternoon tea and cookies in the parlor. Almost all of the romantic guest bedrooms feature fireplaces, comfortable feather beds with down comforters, fresh flowers and bedside chocolates. Some have white-water ocean views. A cottage provides more spacious privacy. Indulge in a full breakfast delivered to the room with homemade treats and creative entrees. The front porch is also an ideal spot for ocean views. Lawn seating gives ample opportunity to enjoy the year-round English garden. Many unique shops and fine restaurants are within walking distance.Publicity and Awards: "Best Places to Kiss" Romantic Travel Guide, "Best Places to Stay" Travel Guide.Location: Ocean Community, Waterfront and Mendocino Village.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $99 to $269
Payment types accepted include American Express, Discover, Travelers Checks, Master Card and Visa.
Rooms: This property has 7 total guest accommodations with private bath, 6 with fireplaces, 1 suite and 1 cottage.
The types of beds available include King and Queen.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Two-three nights required on holidays; Two-night minimum stay July-October.
Cancellation: 14 days/$25 cancellation fee
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Full Gourmet Breakfast, Vegetarian Breakfast and Afternoon Tea.
Amenities In Room: Reading Lamps, Clock Radio, Desk, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Bathrobes, Wireless Internet Access, ocean views, feather beds, hair dryers, robes, cottage has cable TV/VCR, refrigerator & microwave and daily morning newspaper delivered.
Amenities On Site: Parlor Games, Copy Machine, Phone, Fax, Fireplace, Limited Handicap Access and DVD.


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are November-February, Monday-Thursday, excluding holiday periods. Strauss, Cottage or Barry rooms only.


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Romantic Getaways and Weddings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Tennis and Wineries.

Historic Interest

The Inn was built in 1868 as a small barbershop on Main St. in Mendocino, Calif. In 1884 the building became a "high class" restaurant, The Oyster and Coffee Saloon. The owner at that time was W.J. Wilson, and he used the upstairs as an annex to The Wilson Hotel. George Switzer purchased the house in 1893 and moved it to the present location. It was transported by horses pulling the house over logs. John & Bessie Strauss bought the house in 1924 and resided there until 1979.
Historic Awards: City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: Historic Village of Mendocino.